Amazon patents special drone housing in the sky

Amazon patents special drone housing in the sky

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The United States Patent Office issued Amazon with a multi-use UAV docking system patent last week. US patent number 9387928, filed by Amazon in December of 2014, provides an interesting insight into Amazon Prime Air’s thinking regarding potential delivery drone infrastructure in urban areas. The patent’s abstract gives a good summary of the purpose and functionality of these docking stations: Systems and methods for providing a series […]

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First Pixhawk-based drone company to IPO

First Pixhawk-based drone company to IPO

AgEagle, which makes a Pixhawk-powered plane for agriculture inspection (see above; full video below), is going public on NASDAQ. From sUASNews : AgEagle Aerial Systems is set to list on the NASDAQ stock exchange this week Thursday, 21 July. The Neodesha, Kansas-based company is planning to raise around $15 million in its Initial Public Offering (IPO) by offering 2.7 million shares at between $5 and $6 per share and will […]

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New Podcast of Interest to Would-Be Drone Entrepreneurs and Operators

New Podcast of Interest to Would-Be Drone Entrepreneurs and Operators

The massive Mexican flag flying on the Cuauhtémoc at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (photo: Flitelab ) A new podcast, The WorkNotWork Show , recently launched on iTunes and the premier episode will be of interest both to would-be drone entrepreneurs and those already operating a drone business: we interview Mark Langille of Flitelab , a successful drone business based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In the show we talk […]

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Flirtey: Drone Delivery to Homes Will Start in Next Year

Flirtey: Drone Delivery to Homes Will Start in Next Year

Flirtey said its historic drone deliveries to date "have been stepping stones to store-to-home drone delivery." Flirtey is currently in discussions with retailers and food companies about delivery to people’s homes, and CEO Matt Sweeny said store-to-home drone deliveries will start sooner than most think. "Within the next 12 months, Flirtey will be delivering packages from stores to people’s homes, commercially,” said Flirtey CEO and co-founder Matt Sweeny. “It will […]

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These amazing Star Wars drones let you battle with the Millennium Falcon

These amazing Star Wars drones let you battle with the Millennium Falcon

By James Vincent The Millennium Falcon may have an iconic shape, but it was never designed to fly. That is, until toy makers Propel got their hands on it, and turned it — along with three other classic Star Wars ships — into some of the most straightforwardly fun quadcopters I’ve ever played with. “It’s basically a Frisbee,” says Propel CEO Darren Scott of the Falcon’s design. “When it’s flying […]

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